HDFS CSV File Reader Input Adapter Sample


This sample demonstrates the use of the TIBCO StreamBase® CSV File Reader for Apache HDFS.

The provided StreamBase module reads store sales data from CSV input files and computes total sales for storeID-productID combinations. The HDFS CSV File Reader adapter instance named ReadFile1 reads from file1.csv, which contains sales data for storeA, while ReadFile2 reads from file2.csv containing sales data for storeX.

Both files contain records with missing productID values. ReadFile1 is configured to process such records, inserting null values for the unspecified productID fields. By contrast, ReadFile2 is configured to discard those records.

When you run the sample, look for output that shows the current total sales for each row read. Since ReadFile2 is configured to discard incomplete records, no output is emitted for storeX with null productID values.

Initial Setup

The two files used in this sample, file1.csv and file2.csv, need to be placed on your HDFS file system before this sample will be able to run.

You must also open the csvreader-sample.sbapp and select the Parameters tab and edit the HDFS_FILE_PATH1, HDFS_FILE_PATH2, and HDFS_USER values to represent your HDFS setup to be able to access the required files.

Running This Sample in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Package Explorer view, double-click to open the csvreader-sample.sbapp application. Make sure the application is the currently active tab in the EventFlow Editor.

  2. Click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the application.

  3. The two CSV reader adapters start reading from their input files and sending tuples downstream. Look for total sales computed values in the Application Output view, and watch for line rejection warnings from ReadFile2 in the Console view.

  4. When done, press F9 or click the Stop Running Application button.

Running This Sample in Terminal Windows

This section describes how to run the sample in UNIX terminal windows or Windows command prompt windows. On Windows, be sure to use the StreamBase Command Prompt from the Start menu as described in the Test/Debug Guide, not the default command prompt.

  1. Open two terminal windows on UNIX, or two StreamBase Command Prompts on Windows. In each window, navigate to your workspace copy of the sample.

  2. In window 1, start a dequeuer in advance, using the -w option to specify waiting 10 seconds before attempting its dequeue connection:

    sbc -w 10000 deq

  3. In window 2, launch StreamBase Server running csvreader-sample.sbapp:

    sbd csvreader-sample.sbapp

  4. In window 1, observe total sales output tuples computed from the two input files. In window 2, look for line rejection warnings from ReadFile2.

  5. To stop the sample, enter Ctrl+C in Window 1 to exit the dequeuer, then enter sbadmin shutdown.

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

In StreamBase Studio, import this sample with the following steps:

  • From the top menu, select FileLoad StreamBase Sample.

  • In the search field, type csv file to narrow the list of samples.

  • Select CSV file input adapter from the StreamBase Standard Adapters category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a single project containing the sample files.

Sample Location

When you load the sample into StreamBase Studio, Studio copies the sample project's files to your Studio workspace, which is normally part of your home directory, with full access rights.


Load this sample in StreamBase Studio, and thereafter use the Studio workspace copy of the sample to run and test it, even when running from the command prompt.

Using the workspace copy of the sample avoids permission problems. The default workspace location for this sample is:


See Default Installation Directories for the default location of studio-workspace on your system.

In the default TIBCO StreamBase installation, this sample's files are initially installed in:


See Default Installation Directories for the default location of studio-workspace on your system.